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Windswept, remote beach for sale could offer the perfect alternative lifestyle

May 23,2018 02:39

The piece of Makara land is on sale following the subdivision of Kinnoull Station in South Makara Road. If you've ever wanted to really get away from it all, here's an opportunity. There's a sandy beach looking right out to Cook Strait, a dozen baches ...



COLLEEN HAWKES

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The piece of Makara land is on sale following the subdivision of Kinnoull Station in South Makara Road.

If you've ever wanted to really get away from it all, here's an opportunity.
There's a sandy beach looking right out to Cook Strait, a dozen baches, hills, and plenty of hunting, diving and fishing on offer.
The 5.3ha of coastal land in Makara is on the market following the subdivision of Kinnoull Station in South Makara Road, on Wellington's southwest coast.
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Here's a chance to own your own strip of coastal land at Makara with a view right out across Cook Strait to the South Island.

At times it must be windswept, but listing agent Joseph Lupi of Century 21 Real Estate says the land is protected from the worst of the southerlies. "The beach and bay are nicely placed for protection against the prevailing winds, and for outstanding views and sunsets."
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It's the perfect place for self sufficiency and an off-the-grid lifestyle, just 40 minutes from Wellington. There are 12 baches on the property, some of which already have solar panels.
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The property is part of Kinnoull Station on South Makara Rd, a 40-minute drive from downtown Wellington.

The baches are privately owned, but the rights for the bach owners to use the land are renewed annually. "This means a new owner could cancel a renewal at the end of a 12-month period and buy one of the baches for his or her own use," says Lupi. "The property is also protected by covenants."
The road out to the coast is breathtaking in its own right as it runs along the spurs and ridges before dropping down to the valley and the beach. But Lupi says it's the rugged beauty and the sunsets that are the most special features of the block.
One bach owner, who spoke to Stuff, said there's something about the place that's just magical, despite the weather extremes that can be experienced.
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A road carved into the hillside winds it way along the spurs and ridges before dropping down into the valley.

Lupi says it's difficult to put a price on the block, which does not yet have an RV. "It's a tricky one, as there is nothing to compare," he says. "That is why we are taking the property to tender."
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Tenders for the block close with Century 21 on Thursday, June 7.
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On a clear day you can see forever, well at least to the South Island.

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The road winds down the last kilometre to the beach.

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There are 12 baches on the property, all privately owned. The owners pay an annual licence fee for the rights to occupy the land.

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And it's perfect horse country.

 - Homed

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